Your Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Community Bike Shop

En español

We are an 'essential business' so we are busy at work, but all Bici Centro locations are currently CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. While we can’t safely assist you inside our shops with Do It Yourself (DIY) repairs, our bilingual staff can give you advice over the phone, or you can make an appointment to a) drop off your bike for repair or service, or b) use our DIY parking lot station(s) in Santa Barbara. We are also still selling refurbished bikes. If you have any bicycle related questions, give us a call during our business hours:

Bici Centro • Santa Barbara

Open Tuesday–Friday 11:30AM–5:30PM
Closed Saturday, Sunday & Monday
Phone: (805)617-3255

Bici Centro • Santa Maria

Appointments Monday–Saturday 1–5pm
Closed Sunday
Call or Text us: (805)697-1297
Send us an email

Bici Centro • City College

CLOSED until further notice

Bici Centro
Bici Centro volunteers

Your Education Community Bike Workshop

Got a flat tire? Bike not riding like it once did?

Bici Centro is what you're looking for – it's a do-it-yourself (DIY) repair bike shop, where you fix it, while we help.

The hourly fee includes the use of our workspace and tools, greases and lubes, and especially, our expertise: knowledgeable and bilingual staff is always around to guide you through the repairs.

If you have advanced repairs or need specialized help, give us a call beforehand to make sure we can help. Otherwise, there are plenty of capable mechanics at local bike shops who would be happy to help you.

Organizing the shopDo-it-yourself with help from our volunteers

Need to buy a bike? Want to donate a bike?

Bici Centro sells refurbished bikes, used parts, and accessories – odds are you'll find what you need for much less than new. SBBIKE members get a 10% discount off all Bici Centro purchases including bikes, new and used parts – get a free helmet with the purchase of a bike.

Donations of anything bike related that can be rendered useful and sellable with a relatively limited amount of time, labor, and supplemental components are greatly appreciated and bring financial support to the organization. A tax-deductible receipt for your donation is issued on site.

Buy a used bike
Buy a low-cost refurbished bike

Interested in buying a refurbished bike? Browse either of our web showrooms and then give us a call.


Volunteering at Bici Centro is open to people of all backgrounds, experiences, and skill sets. As a volunteer you will help us organize the shop, learn bicycle mechanics as you work on donated bikes and when you are properly trained, you will be able to help people who need advice.

Volunteer Day Each Week

  • Volunteer Day is the best day to learn about bicycle mechanics; together with staff, you'll work on donated bikes. The bikes are then inspected and sold to support the shop.
  • Join us for an afternoon of building and fun, budget a minimum of 2 hours.

Open-Shop Days

  • Volunteering during our busy open-shop days includes teaching customers bicycle mechanics, cleaning and sorting donations, and helping clean/organize the shop.
  • Two shifts per day (times vary by location)

NOTE:  Bici Centro Volunteering is currently unavailable due to the pandemic, but you can still sign up for future volunteer opportunities here.

Volunteer Sign Up

Specific Hours, Services & Locations:

Fill out a Bici Centro Purchase Agreement online.

Bicycle Friendly Business

Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition
P.O. Box 92047
Santa Barbara CA 93190
(805) 845-8955
Tax ID: 77-0395986

Bici Centro Locations
Santa Barbara: 434 Olive St (805) 617-3255
Santa Maria: 310 Oak St (805) 623-5763
Santa Barbara City College: 721 Cliff Dr (east end of the bridge over Loma Alta Dr)